Holy Trinity Church provides various community services to those in need, with a focus on providing meals to food-insecure people in our community.

Feeding the Hungry

Nevada County

Every other Tuesday evening Holy Trinity Church provides freshly prepared dinners for those in need of a nutritious meal. We do this in collaboration with Emmanuel Church of Grass Valley, and all meals are served at Holy Trinity Church.

Trinity welcomes you to join us by donating food, helping to serve, or by donating any amount, large or small, to our community fund. Please contact the church office.

We were recognized by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce for this ministry:

Randy Chilton displays our award, with parishioner and City Councilman Lou Ceci

“The Community Service Award goes to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church for their unyielding dedication to community service, and to improving the lives of others in Nevada City. Holy Trinity Episcopal has been serving the hungry and unhoused for over 15 years. It was led first by Deacon Dave Ferrell, and later by several other parishioners with the help of many, many members of the church. The church itself was built almost 150 years ago.

Trinity also contributes to the Interfaith Food Ministry on a regular basis.


Holy Trinity Church also supports the Rise Against Hunger organization whose mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable. Holy Trinity funds and organizes an annual meal packaging event. In our inaugural event, Holy Trinity teamed up with local Boy Scout Troop 24 to package over 10,000 nutritious meals––see the news article about the event here.

Rise Against Hunger
BSA Troop 24 and Holy Trinity Packing Food

Scouts BSA

The Scouting program is delivered through civic, faith-based, and educational organizations called chartered organizations, which operate Scouting units to deliver the programs to their youth members, as well as the community at large.

Holy Trinity Church is the official chartering organization for Nevada City’s Scouts BSA Troop 24 and provides on-going support to the Troop and to Scouts working on their Eagle Scout projects. Holy Trinity Church and Troop 24 also provide various services to the local community and work together on projects such as the global “Rise Against Hunger” program.

Fr. Brad Helmuth with Eagle Scout Cole Retzler

Kare Krisis Nursery

Holy Trinity supports the work of the Kare Krisis Nursery with landscape cleanup, and assistance with various projects as needed.

Christmas Family Project

Each Christmas season, Holy Trinity parishioners help local families in need to celebrate Christmas by providing food and gifts during the holiday season.